Peabody pitcher Tianna Dawe contributed on both sides of the ball for the Tanners in a win over Lynn Classical on Monday. (Owen O'Rourke)

Peabody softball gets early jump on Classical

PEABODY -- The game may have taken seven innings to play, but for all intents and purposes, it was over after the first.

For a while Monday, the softball game between Peabody and Classical at the Kiley School got tight enough to produce some drama. But the Tanners (7-0) ended up winning fairly comfortably, 8-4, while the Rams (6-1) tasted defeat for the first time.

But it was the first inning that made all the difference. Classical loaded the bases with one out, but then squandered the opportunity when Tanner pitcher Tianna Dawe reared back and struck out the final two hitters.…

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